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Entertainment Guide - April 20, 2024

New York Jazz

The Anthony Hervey Quartet restarts the New York Jazz All-Stars program following the Easter break.

A trumpeter, composer and teacher from South Florida, Hervey was recognized by Grammy.com as one of “10 emerging artists to know in 2023.”  Legend Wynton Marsalis described Hervey as a “beautiful trumpet player of the first magnitude.”

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Conjunto de las Artes, Thursday, April 25. 9 p.m. 300-550 pesos.

Opera for Children’s Day

“De grillos y chicharras”: An opera for all the family about a group of cicadas that are made homeless and forced to migrate. An uplifting story about the positive side to migration.

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Teatro Degollado, Saturday, April 27, 1 p.m. 100 pesos.

Concert for Children’s Day

The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jorge Rivera, perform Poulenc’s Suite française (French Suite), Manuel Enriquez’s Nahuales y chneques, and Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Shen Yun

The Shen Yun company brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization, dynasties and legends through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating show. Ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy. Tremendous athleticism, thunderous battle drums and masterful vocalists are all set to animated backdrops that transport the audience to another world.  Featuring nearly 100 artists, 400 handmade costumes, and a live orchestra with Western and Chinese instruments.

Conjunto de las Artes, Friday, April 26, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 27, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday, April 28, 6 p.m. Also on May 7,8 and 9, 8:30 p.m.  1,800-3,000 pesos.

Swan Lake

The Russian State Ballet Mari El presents the classic work composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Teatro Galerias, Sunday, April 28, 6 p.m. Tickets at boletomovil.com.

Beethoven

The Orquesta Solistas de América, directed by Abdiel Vázquez, performs Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony and Fifth Symphonies at two May concerts.

Conjunto de las Artes,  Friday, May 3, 8:30 p.m. (Beethoven’s 4th) 200-400 pesos; Saturday, May 25, 8:30 p.m. (Beethoven’s 5th) 350-600 pesos.

Butoh

Butoh choreographers Guyphytsy Aldalai and Aura Arreola present Inmarcesibles.  Butoh is a dance and somatic movement approach that emerged in Japan in the 1960s that, due to its stylistic idiosyncrasies and lack of a formalized movement vocabulary, is often referred to among its practitioners and in the literature as an indeterminate or ‘formless’ dance.

Conjunto de las Artes, Friday, May 3, 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. 250 pesos.

Met Live

The Met Live in HD transmission of Madama Butterfly features soprano Asmik Grigorian tackles the demanding role of Cio-Cio-San, the loyal geisha at the heart of Puccini’s devastating tragedy. Tenor Jonathan Tetelman stars as the callous American naval officer Pinkerton, whose betrayal destroys her.

Conjunto de las Artes, Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. 200 pesos.

Chamber Orchestra

The Orquesta de Cámara Higinio Ruvalcaba performs Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra and Haydn’s Symphony No. 49 in F minor.

Conjunto de las Artes, Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. 180-280 pesos.

David Garrett

Well-known German classical and crossover violinist and recording artist comes to the city as part of his Iconic Tour 2024.  The tour is inspired by legendary violinists whose gems and soulful melodies thrilled Garrett as a child. Music by Bach, Dvořák, Gluck, Kreisler, Mendelssohn and Schumann, to name but a few, can be heard in new arrangements for violin, guitar and orchestra. Garrett will play the program for the first time in a trio together with guitar and bass in concert.  He says his choice of music evokes the golden era of violin virtuosi, when performers such as Zino Francescatti, Arthur Grumiaux and Yehudi Menuhin delighted audiences with popular encores and other miniatures. 

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Conjunto de las Artes, Friday, May 17, 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 18, 9 p.m. 1,400-2,800 pesos.

Tambuco

Expect a rousing show from this Mexican contemporary classical percussion group founded in 1993. Recipients of numerous awards, Tambuco has a repertoire ranging from structuralist percussion music to a wide range of ethnic drum music and avant garde.

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Conjunto de las Artes, Friday, May 17, 8:30 p.m. 200-400 pesos.

Met Live

The Met Live in HD transmission of Puccini’s bittersweet love story La Rondince. Maestro Speranza Scappucci conducts Nicolas Joël’s glittering 1920s staging, which transports audiences from the heart of Parisian nightlife to a dreamy vision of the French Riviera.

Conjunto de las Artes, Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. 200 pesos.

New York Jazz

Tyreek McDole, a 24-year-old Haitian-American vocalist from Florida, is shining brilliantly as his star rises in the bustling New York scene. He won the 2023 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.

Conjunto de las Artes, Thursday, May 23, 9 p.m. 300-550 pesos.

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